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December 22, 2011

gardeners’ world s43e12 2010.

June 4th 2010

With the weather warming up, the garden is looking lush at last - but the weeds are growing well to. With this in mind there's tried and trusted weeding tips from seasoned allotmenteers. Plus there's advice on everything you need to know for a successful compost heap, and at Greenacre we're trying to turn sodden, marshy soil into a gardening opportunity.

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December 20, 2011

river cottage christmas fayre 2010.

River Cottage welcomes the festive season with a Christmas Fayre as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team offer up their secrets on how to enjoy the perfect Christmas holiday. Santa Claus and the Snow Queen will be there, as, of course, will all the favourite River Cottage regulars, including Hugh, his chefs Tim and Gill, preserves queen, Pam Corbin, and foraging expert John Wright. But the food will very much be the star of the show.

In an evening of traditional festive British foods, look out for deliciously different ways to stuff a roast goose; a trio of recipes for that wonderful winter root celeriac; Hugh's take on a sweet chutney; luxuriously rich Christmas bread; and tips for how to fill the perfect hamper with hand made edible goodies. They also share their road-tested hangover cures to aid the inevitable morning after the night before of pure indulgence.

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December 19, 2011

gardeners’ world s43e11 2010.

May 21st 2010.

At last it looks like spring has finally turned a corner, mid summers day is exactly a month away, frosts are behind us and so now is the time for tender plants - like tomatoes. For instant tropical colour theres annual climbers, from seed to flower in less than 12 weeks.

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December 16, 2011

gardening australia s20e02 2009

7th February 2009

Colin Campbell meets a plant breeder, to discuss how the new plants we find at the nursery are bred, Angus Stewart demonstrates the secrets of compost and Josh Byrne meets Joe Faraone, an Italian immigrant in his 80’s, who over 50 years, has created a large and productive vegetable garden in inner-suburban Perth.

Also John Patrick visits landscape designer Bernadette Olle who teamed up with another professional, designer Kate Seddon, to create her own low maintenance delight of colour and form.

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December 16, 2011

river cottage christmas 2011

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage team serve up an extra special festive menu with a twist this Christmas. After a summer of eating veg, Hugh is ready to celebrate Christmas with a renewed sense of the value of meat - but also the wonders of seasonal vegetables.

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December 14, 2011

gardeners’ world s43e10 2010.

May 14th 2010.

Mid may brings a flurry of new foliage and a rainbow of colourful tulips. The garden is growing with a passion, and to make the most of that, theres ideas on bulking up borders on a budget, tips for creating wonderful hanging baskets, and planting suggestions for shady spots.

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December 14, 2011

gardening australia s20e01 2009

Air Date 31st January 2009.

Josh Byrne visits Neda in Perth whose passion for cacti and succulents is so overwhelming that her backyard, frontyard, driveway and shed rooves are packed with thousands of examples from all over the world.

Gardening Australia’s new host, Stephen Ryan, introduces us to his garden in Mt Macedon in country Victoria, to tell us how his garden has evolved over 20 years and how it all works. He also reveals his gardening principles and his passion for plants.

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December 10, 2011

gardeners’ world s44e28 2011.

2011 Christmas Special.

In this Christmas special, Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Rachel de Thame celebrate the festive season from a gardener's point of view. At Longmeadow, Monty and Rachel have a good clear up, cutting back some plants but leaving others for winter structure and wildlife. Monty also rejuvenates his rhubarb patch and introduces a local Herefordshire heritage variety apple tree to his orchard. He enlists Joe Swift's help to move a holly tree that has outgrown its situation. Out and about, Carol Klein discovers some of Britain's best winter walks.

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December 9, 2011

gardeners’ world s43e09 2010.

April 30th 2010.

This week Gardeners' World is coming from the 25th Malvern Spring show in Worcester, and they'll be showing all the highlights - from the manicured and perfect blooms in the marque, to the latest ideas in the show gardens.

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December 5, 2011

gardeners’ world s43e08 2010.

April 23rd 2010

The weather is warming up, and if you're planning to grow tender vegetables like sweetcorn or squash, now is the time to get them started. Alice has tips on direct-sowing hardy plants for cuttings and Toby has ideas for low maintenance, low cost borders with high summer colour and late winter stature.

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